8.30 am - Good morning!
Good morning! Welcome to our live coverage of this crucial encounter between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The picture above betrays what has taken place in the last few days. MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag worked up a storm with their comments. Everyone went gaga over it except the BCCI, who pulled out the most solid forward defense and rubbished the reports of rift between the two cricketers.
To bring a closer to all the rumours swirling down under, MSD announced at a press conference yesterday that all was well within the team. Sadly, it is a bit difficult to believe the Indian skipper given how Sehwag went all out in front of live cameras just after India conceded a 51-run loss against Sri Lanka in Brisbane.
But today is another day and we must add, quite a big day for India. The infighting is not the only worrying factor for India. The World Champions face an uphill task after Mahela's boys sealed a thrilling win over Australia on Friday sending India to the bottom of the table.
Now India, not only need to win their remaining two matches; they need to win big to have any hopes of qualifying. Can we hope or is the end near? Stay with us for all the live updates from this all-important match.
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Should Kohli replace Dhoni as India's Test captain?
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- Yes, Dhoni is too defensive a captain for Test matches. India needs an aggressive personality at the helm of affairs
- No, With two big tours in England and Australia, India must bank on seasoned Dhoni to lead a young, inexperienced team
- Can't say